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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 08-27-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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What would work best for a Compaq Armada?


I just got this old Compaq Armada 7380DMT, p1 266GHz,12GB hdd,64 ram,unknown vga. I was wondering what would be best for this old labtop?, ANd there is no other OS on here its a blacnk hdd for know.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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Try these

I have success with using all the follwing on a Compaq Armada (which had a slightly lower specification than yours)

Xandros DeLuxe (versions 1, 2 and 3)

Peanut Linux 9 (now named Alinux)

Damn Small Linux

Ubuntu 5

Alinux and DSL are both relatively small distributions (DSl = 50 MB) whereas Xandros and Ubuntu are both full featured disributions with Open Office et cetera included.
 
Old 08-28-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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Hi, I have a Toshiba Tecra 8000 PII 300Mhz and it runs Slackware 10 full instalation without problems, I just added 128 MB of ram (192 total) and it runs really good even DIVX using Mplayer, I didn't think it was going to run this good, I think you should give it a try, you might need at least 64 mb more of RAM to make the experience better though. Good Luck.
 
  


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